Pronunciation

acharonim

acharonim pl. n. Hebrew (ack-row-NEEM) acharon sing. n. (ack-hah-RON) From the Hebrew word for “later.” A term for rabbis and scholars from the 16th century (after the rishonim) to the present. Isaac Luria is one of the well-known acharonim. plural noun noun Eisenberg, J., Scolnic, E., & Jewish Publication Society. (2001). The JPS dictionary of …

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abba

abba n. Hebrew (AH-bah) Literally, “father.” Some Jewish children are taught to use the word Abba instead of “Daddy” when referring to their father. “I’m done with my homework, Abba. Can we go to the playground now?”[1]   noun [1]Eisenberg, J., Scolnic, E., & Jewish Publication Society. (2001). The JPS dictionary of Jewish words. Over …

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Aaron

Aaron Older brother of Moses. Aaron was a leading figure in the Passover story and the Exodus from Egypt. He is generally thought to be the first high priest of the ancient Hebrews.   Eisenberg, J., Scolnic, E., & Jewish Publication Society. (2001). The JPS dictionary of Jewish words. Over 1000 entries for Jewish holidays …

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AMEN

AMEN The lack of a common language has always been a barrier to the mutual knowledge and intercourse of the great nations of mankind, all the more that the days when the educated men of all European nations were wont to converse in Latin have long since passed away. To a certain extent the gulf …

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Uhanna Sheftishi

YUHANNA SHEFTISHI An 18th-19th-century priest and scholar. He was born in Cairo. He served as an interpreter, adjudicator for tax collection, and main recorder at the Tribunal of Commerce under the French administration following the Campaign of Napoleon Bonaparte in Egypt (1798-1801). He was appointed a colonel in the Coptic legion, which General Ya‘qub had …

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